Matt Carter

I’m a freelance VFX artist by trade and have been involved in computer animation since a teenager. I studied Computer Animation at Bournemouth University and learned more of the technical and programming skills that have been invaluable to my career. I’ve been involved in a number of sectors from Film VFX, Broadcast/Television, Commercials, Corporate, Retail Graphics, Virtual Reality, Projection Installations, and Theatre effects. I’ve worked on shows for BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, PBS, History Channel and a number of commercial clients. I’ve also worked in the camera department for a number of TV shows and documentaries, both capturing actuality and drama recreation. I’ve also acted as the cinematographer for my own film work.

Coming from a general creative background as an independent film director, photographer and musician, I try to bring these creative sensibilities to my work so that it stands out visually and aesthetically as well as technically.

I grew up between Bournemouth and the French Alps and I’m a keen Skier and Rugby player. I’m very passionate about every aspect of the film making process and screenwriting.

In 2012, I directed my first independently financed feature film which was subsequently acquired for DVD and online distribution by TLA. As well as directing, I was also the cinematographer and carried out the majority of the film’s editing and post production work. I’ve shot a number of short film projects subsequently and recently have been developing the screenplay for my second feature film project with an attached producer.
I’ve been passionately involved in photography and lighting since the age of 13, when I purchased my first Canon digital SLR camera. I’ve since moved onto shooting 35mm film as my preferred medium for artistic work and have been shooting on film for 6 years. I’ve also experimented with Polaroid and medium format. I have acquired a fair amount of lighting equipment over the years that I use regularly for studio shoots.
For the last 10 years, I’ve worked primarily as a Visual Effects Artist, mainly as a Lead TD/3D Generalist and Compositor. I use Maya for 3D work and have an extensive technical and programming knowledge, I’ve created a large number of scripts and tools for extended functionality and the creation of unique and custom effects for clients. I use Nuke for most compositing work but also have a good knowledge of After Effects.
I’ve been musical from a very young age, playing both Piano to a high level and Guitar proficiently. I also have formal training in music theory. I’ve taken on commercial composition and recording jobs and have scored a feature film as well as short film projects. I have a home Pro-Tools recording and mixing suite, with countless orchestral and synthetic instrument sample libraries and effects plugins, providing a large acoustic pallet.